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The Holy Grail Press is dedicated to promoting work that standard publishers... you know, those with standards, might be reluctant to publish, which pretty much leaves poetry.  And let's face it:  No one publishes poetry.  So in the end, we’re left with a lot of free time.



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May 27, 2022

wonk:  (noun)  often used derogatorily, a person who takes a particularly specialized interest in the minute details of a field of study, especially with politics.  You want to know about the influence of Russian immigrants on the passage of the infrastructure bill?  Then just ask Bill, he's our resident wonk.


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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Why I Hate My Job

Interview #197:  Catfish Farmer

Me?  I’m a farmer?  Catfish.  Where did you think farm raised catfish comes from?   It ain’t as easy as you think, though there are times, I have to admit, when it’s downright peaceful, sittin’ around a campfire listen to the fish softly bubble.  Twice a year we drive ‘em in.  We bring ‘em in the spring when we brand the fries.  And then in the fall, when we fry the adults.  Trust me.  Ya gots to use a little brand or you’ll fry the fries.  And branding them’s the only protection we got against catfish rustlers.  I call my spread the Swimming W Ranch.  If you could see the brand, the W looks like it has little fins.  Or at least, it’s supposed to.  But then, it is the alphabet.  I don’t have a lot to work with.  The “W” stands for water.  We use jet skis when we round ‘em up.  Tried a horse once, but that was all but useless.  A fella once suggested a seahorse, but that’s just plain silly.  Seahorses live in saltwater.  Catfish live in fresh.  Don’t think you’re not gonna be gettin’ wet, though.  Some of them small fry get off  in the shoals and the only way you’re gonna get ‘em back to the herd is to jump right in there.  But that’s what I do.  Farm catfish.  Can’t say as I rightly hate it.  But there ain’t a whole lot to love, either, not if you don’t like bein’ wet all the time.


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Some Observations

If your interpretation of god says it's alright to kill people, then you either need a different interpretation, or you need a new god.

Naked people walk funny.

If females dominated society, just imagine the silly clothing they would make men wear.

Good people can be persuaded to do horrible things.

If you don’t want people making assumptions about you, then you had best not make assumptions about them.


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